ANN LOUISE PIANO (Costume Designer) is delighted to be working with the Eklund Opera. She is the costume coordinator for Opera Colorado and is going into her 17th season. Last summer Piano coordinated the costumes for Bravo! Vail's production of "Tosca." She has designed for Opera Steamboat since 2016. Other current professional credits include Lamont School of Music, Benchmark Theater and Performance Now. In 2012, she won a True West “Best Costume Design” Award for "The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity" at The Curious Theatre Company. In 2009, she was nominated for an “Outstanding Costume Design” Henry Award for "Enchanted April" at Miner’s Alley Playhouse. Piano received a BFA in fashion design from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, with a minor in fine art.